Personal Injury FAQ's

When you are suddenly injured, you are probably going to have a lot of questions going through your head. This is especially true if you were injured due to someone else's negligence. It can be a scary and stressful time in your life, but you don't have to feel like you're going through it alone. Wayne Hardee and his team can help you through the whole legal process once you give us a call. 

In order to help you with some of the common questions we receive, we have written out the answers that we like to give our clients. Here are a few of the ones we hear the most:

  • I WAS JUST HURT IN AN ACCIDENT. WHAT DO I DO NOW?

     

    • •Write down (or record) everything that happens at the scene, if possible.
    • •Keep a journal of everything you experience after (pain, restrictions, medical procedures, treatments, medications, work restrictions, etc.).
    • •Keep an organized folder or binder of any related papers (bills, letters from the insurance company, discharge paperwork from the hospital, reports, etc.).
    • •Take pictures of any personal property damaged (cars, etc.).
    • •Take pictures of your personal injuries.
    • •Listen to your doctor(s) and follow their instructions.
    • •Follow all proper channels with your health insurance provider when you file claims.
    • •Remain in contact with your vehicle insurance provider and ask about medical coverage.
    • •Call an attorney.
    • •Do not give a statement to an insurance provider without counsel.
    • •Do not sign a release without counsel.
  • WHAT CAN I GET COMPENSATION FOR?

    Depending upon the case, you may be able to receive compensation for:

     

    • Medical Expenses
    • Property Damages
    • Loss of Property
    • Lost Wages
    • Pain and Suffering
    • Permanent Disability
    • Wrongful Death
  • SHOULD I CALL AN ATTORNEY AFTER I'M INJURED?

    Yes! Once you have made a basic report to the applicable parties (police, insurance, work, etc.), your next call should be to an attorney. It is important to have legal representation on your side from the beginning in these types of cases. This can help protect you from taking a settlement that is less than you deserve or otherwise harming your chance of compensation.

  • HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT ATTORNEY FOR MY CASE?

    • Research attorneys in your area.
    • Ask family and friends who they have used in the past.
    • Call around to find a personal injury attorney you like.
    • Meet with the attorney to ensure that you feel comfortable with them.
  • HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A CLAIM?

    In the state of North Carolina, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three (3) years from the date of the incident.

  • WHEN SHOULD I TRY TO SETTLE MY CASE?

    It is important that all information is gathered before you even begin to think about settling your case. This means that until your doctor releases you from their care and/or you are made aware of the full extent of your injuries, your case should not be settled. You should also follow the advice of your attorney to ensure that you get the best possible compensation for your case.

  • DO I HAVE A CASE?

    This is harder to give a blanket answer to, but if you were involved in an accident where you were not culpable, you may very well have a claim to compensation. The only way to know for sure is to call your attorney and see what they say.

If you have any further questions, or if you are interested in having Wayne Hardee take over your personal injury case, call us at 252-238-4040. We can help you with your claim from the first moment until the compensation is in your hand. If you cannot come to our office at 1609 West Arlington Blvd in Greenville, we can come to you. Let us help you get the compensation that you deserve!

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Whether your accident occurred in Greenville, eastern North Carolina or anywhere in the state, call Wayne Hardee and discover for yourself the Wayne Hardee difference.